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In-depth Interview With Dries Buytaert

Apr 29, 2011, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Andrews)

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"As a high school student my first job was making hamburgers at 'Quick', a European fast food chain. In college I studied Computer Science at the University of Antwerp. I spent my time studying, but like any student I also enjoyed having a good time. I was fortunate that my parents paid for the basics like tuition and books, but I got a job at an ISP so I could buy gadgets and pay for other fun things. I was one of their first hires, and running the service desk and doing outside sales was good training for my work today at Acquia.

"In the few years I worked at the ISP I saw it grow from 5 to 60 people. It was very educational to see an organization grow so rapidly. In the early days, I had to sell Internet subscriptions when there weren't enough support calls coming in. Unlimited Internet access was very expensive back then, especially for a student, and one of the perks of the job was a fast, 10Mbit connection. This is where I begin to learn about the Internet."

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